PO007: Universal Screening in the Early Elementary Grades

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 3:00 PM–4:30 PM


Schools administer CBM-R and/or NWF for universal screening in the early grades despite evidence suggesting that word identification fluency (WIF) better predicts future reading achievement. The current study compared structured sight-word and decodable WIF probes and structured NWF probes with CBM-R and a norm-referenced test of reading achievement. Practitioners and researchers will learn which universal screener best predicts CBM-R and global reading achievement for students in first and second grade.


Stacy-Ann A. January, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE; Scott P. Ardoin, University of Georgia, Athens, GA; Theodore J. Christ, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; Tanya L. Eckert, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY